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Wildlife Toxicology: Emerging Contaminant and Biodiversity Issues

by Ronald J. Kendall, Thomas E. Lacher, George C. Cobb, Stephen Boyd Cox
May 2010

Updating the extremely successful Wildlife Toxicology and Population Modeling (CRC Press, 1994), Wildlife Toxicology: Emerging Contaminant and Biodiversity Issues brings together a distinguished group of international contributors, who provide a global assessment of a range of environmental stressors, including pesticides, environmental contaminants, and other emerging chemical threats, and their impact on wildlife populations.

Addresses Emerging Wildlife Threats in One Concise Volume

A decade ago, many of these threats existed but were either unrecognized or considered minor issues, and all have now snowballed into major challenges for the conservation of wildlife populations. This is the first book to address these dangers in a single volume and recommend proven mitigation techniques to protect and sustain Earth’s wildlife populations.

Examines Species Range Shifts, Ocean Acidification, Coral Bleaching, & Impacts of Heightened UV Influx

This comprehensive reference identifies and documents examples of chemical stressor exposures and responses among ecosystem receptors worldwide. Chapters discuss emerging diseases and the expansion of pesticide/contaminant use, as well as agricultural trends and biofuels, and the widespread use of munitions and explosives from military and industrial-related activities. With the aid of several solid case studies, the book also addresses atmospheric contaminants and climate change, population modeling, and emerging transnational issues in ecotoxicology.

Wildlife Toxicology: Emerging Contaminant and Biodiversity Issues stimulates dialogue among the academic and research communities and environmental public policy decision makers. The book challenges these groups to think more globally about environmental contaminants and their potential impacts on biodiversity and environmental degradation.

  • Focuses on the global effects of environmental contaminants on wildlife
  • Discusses a range of environmental stressors, including metals, metalloids, pharmaceuticals, and nanoparticles
  • Examines ecological and toxicological effects resulting from emerging crop protection products and biofuel production
  • Addresses atmospheric pollution that leads to species range shifts, ocean acidification, coral bleaching, and impacts of heightened UV influx
  • Presents several case studies demonstrating effects of contaminants on species and impacts on communities
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